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London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
Collectie van Eventbrite UK
The ultimate calendar of live experiences in London today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of London's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may have missed. From unmissable gigs to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
  • Watch the live recording of series 3 of the cheeky comedian’s news and current affairs show at BBC HQ – tickets are free, you’ll get a free beer on arrival and laughs are guaranteed.
  • Making beautiful bouquets is an artform, but it's an artform you can learn at this workshop, where you'll use fresh seasonal flowers and pick up info about colour palettes and conditioning.
  • We all know by now that knitting is both useful and cool, so learn how to do it at this fun and friendly free session. It's open to everyone, and food and drink are available from the venue.
  • Play at being Willy Wonka for a day as you learn how to make your own artisan chocolate from the experts. You'll be taught chocolate-piping and tasting notes, before taking your beautiful bars home.
  • Witness the skills of the latest crop of 'drag graduates' at iconic London venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Each graduate will unveil a solo performance that promises to be full-on fabulous.
  • Learn how to brew the hippest drink around and explore the science behind it, taking place on a canal boat. With a kombucha cocktail you'll tour the brewery, open to the public for the first time.
  • Over 150 artists, makers and designers open their studios for a weekend to showcase painting, ceramics, photography, textiles and more, some in immersive studios. Find a bargain or just browse.
  • Strut through Soho with pop classics on your headphones and drag queen guide Ms Christina Draguleira, who’ll dish out showbiz secrets from the area that may or may not be accurate.
  • This huge celebration of all things plant-based isn't just for vegans – anyone will enjoy the thought-provoking talks from scene-leaders and chefs, workshops and a whole world of awesome food.
  • Fancy entering a shuffleboard tournament to win £2,500? You don't have to be a pro and it's also a lot of fun. Tickets include two drinks, a buffet, goodie bag and additional drink discounts.
  • Take a journey through London's West End like never before. Stroll past famous theatres singing your heart out (out loud, that is) to show tunes that have graced the stages from over the years.
  • It’s been almost four years since our beloved Bowie passed away. Honour the legendary Starman on a walking tour of his native Brixton, featuring anecdotes and song renditions performed en route.
  • The sober, daytime rave returns for a carnival-flavoured party, featuring yoga, arts and crafts, Brazilian dance, healthy food and drink and banging tunes covering reggaeton, dancehall and Latin.
  • Be the envy of your foodie friends when they find out you can make incredible sushi from this masterclass. You'll work through maki, ikura and other faves, with a bento box to take home.
  • The four-stringed wonder that is the ukulele is a versatile instrument. Learn how to play much-loved songs on it in just 90 minutes from a few basic chords and – if you like – singing to accompany.
  • The latest of London’s daytime, conscious clubbing events takes place at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick. Talking and using phones is forbidden – just feel the music and improvise a dance.
  • Where in the world can you drink the best wine – from the old vines of France and Italy, or the young regions of New Zealand and Chile? The experts battle it out (and pour out some tasters).
  • Europe’s foremost street food event brings its best vendors to the ExCel centre for a free industry event of cooking masterclasses, innovative business talks and awesome suppliers.
  • Rich Mix Shoreditch hosts a slam storytelling night, which sees contestants spin a five-minute yarn. Anyone can sign up to perform, but there’s one rule: tell true stories only.
  • Three years before he died, David Bowie wrote a list of 100 books that changed his life. Music journalist John O’Connell discusses the insight it offers into the icon’s creativity.
  • Be awed by sweeping mountain landscapes and brave alpine explorers without having to feel the cold, at this climbing and adventure film festival in Holborn.
  • Can you remember one club night that didn’t end with Mr Brightside? Us neither – so you might as well sing along in style at The Blues Kitchen Brixton’s live rendition.
  • Trump-hating, Republican satirist P.J. O’Rourke dissects the US presidential primary campaign alongside Democrat commentator Lionel Shriver. Expect American insight laced with political ridicule.
  • This brewery in south-east London makes some truly fine beers. Find out how, why and – crucially – what they taste like at this event, hosted by the brewers and founders.
  • Space-based, massive multiplayer game EVE takes over Indigo at the O2 arena for the grand finale of its Invasion World Tour – an epic player-versus-player tournament followed by a party.
  • Caffeinate yourself for the multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making, which pits the world’s best AeroPressers against each other in the best-smelling contest on earth.
  • BOXPARK Wembley hosts a Sneaker Festival to show off the best in trainers, clothing and street food. Buy a stall to sell your previously loved crepes or browse for a fresh new pair.
  • The annual Russian film festival returns to ODEON Leicester Square for a week-long exploration of cinema that facilitates European collaboration with the country, plus distribution of its movies.
  • The juniper obsessives behind Gin Foundry open a bar, tasting room and bottle shop in Notting Hill for a week of themed tastings and events, before releasing their liquid advent calendar.
  • Two iconic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race dissect each episode on their podcast. Now Alaska and Willam are hosting it live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – expect hilarious commentary and gossip galore.
  • Snap truly memorable pics of central London's people, places and architecture like a pro, as a photography tutor shows you the tips and tricks you need to capture these vibrant areas on camera.
  • Emerging female poets, comedians, actors and musicians take to the stage at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for a free-entry open mic night. Get there early for a spot on the sofa.
  • Women are making themselves heard like never before. Three prominent figures – Yvette Cooper, Daisy Goodwin and Deborah Frances White – discuss some of history’s most powerful female speeches.
  • 2019’s upgrade on Fifty Shades was Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, a non-fiction tale of love and lust instantly hailed as a feminist classic. She reveals the backstory to the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman.
  • Hackney Wick’s prime craft brewers throw open the doors of Mick’s Garage for their first festival of beer, brewery tours, crafts and workshops, plus live music and DJs all day and into the night.
  • A pop-up clothes swap with a difference: you can forget about money, vouchers, tokens, labels or disappointments, because the only rule is that you have to try everything on before you take it.
  • Over 40 stalls showcase African arts and crafts, jewellery, skincare, food and more. Get there at 12pm for a film screening on the politics and history of African fabrics, plus a director Q&A.
  • Top Nigerian comedian AY heads up a side-splitting line comedy line-up at The Lighthouse Theatre, Camberwell – also one of London’s hidden gems of Art Deco architecture.
  • Dusty Knuckle is known for baking incredible bread, but they’re also masters at making awesome pasta, as you’ll see at these newly launched workshops where you’ll make and eat loads of the stuff.
  • At this Whitechapel day festival, chocolate means more than a sweet treat. Expect holistic massages, insights from a chocolate shaman, orgasmic cacao breathing, sound healing and cacao sorcery. Wow.
  • Watch one of London's top drag troupe's LipSync the living daylights out of a whole host of pop songs, with all manner of wild, weird, filthy and hilarious twists mixed in.
  • Gain enviable pottery skills at this introductory course, where you'll discover how to throw a potter's wheel (the really fun bit), as well as creating and painting pieces that you can take home.
  • There's a lot more to Japan's national tipple than you might think. This session will debunk sake myths, teach you the customs behind it and allow you to taste six different styles of the good stuff.
  • Watch the live recording of series 3 of the cheeky comedian’s news and current affairs show at BBC HQ – tickets are free, you’ll get a free beer on arrival and laughs are guaranteed.
  • Making beautiful bouquets is an artform, but it's an artform you can learn at this workshop, where you'll use fresh seasonal flowers and pick up info about colour palettes and conditioning.
  • We all know by now that knitting is both useful and cool, so learn how to do it at this fun and friendly free session. It's open to everyone, and food and drink are available from the venue.
  • Play at being Willy Wonka for a day as you learn how to make your own artisan chocolate from the experts. You'll be taught chocolate-piping and tasting notes, before taking your beautiful bars home.
  • Witness the skills of the latest crop of 'drag graduates' at iconic London venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Each graduate will unveil a solo performance that promises to be full-on fabulous.
  • Learn how to brew the hippest drink around and explore the science behind it, taking place on a canal boat. With a kombucha cocktail you'll tour the brewery, open to the public for the first time.
  • Over 150 artists, makers and designers open their studios for a weekend to showcase painting, ceramics, photography, textiles and more, some in immersive studios. Find a bargain or just browse.
  • Strut through Soho with pop classics on your headphones and drag queen guide Ms Christina Draguleira, who’ll dish out showbiz secrets from the area that may or may not be accurate.
  • This huge celebration of all things plant-based isn't just for vegans – anyone will enjoy the thought-provoking talks from scene-leaders and chefs, workshops and a whole world of awesome food.
  • Fancy entering a shuffleboard tournament to win £2,500? You don't have to be a pro and it's also a lot of fun. Tickets include two drinks, a buffet, goodie bag and additional drink discounts.
  • Take a journey through London's West End like never before. Stroll past famous theatres singing your heart out (out loud, that is) to show tunes that have graced the stages from over the years.
  • It’s been almost four years since our beloved Bowie passed away. Honour the legendary Starman on a walking tour of his native Brixton, featuring anecdotes and song renditions performed en route.
  • The sober, daytime rave returns for a carnival-flavoured party, featuring yoga, arts and crafts, Brazilian dance, healthy food and drink and banging tunes covering reggaeton, dancehall and Latin.
  • Be the envy of your foodie friends when they find out you can make incredible sushi from this masterclass. You'll work through maki, ikura and other faves, with a bento box to take home.
  • The four-stringed wonder that is the ukulele is a versatile instrument. Learn how to play much-loved songs on it in just 90 minutes from a few basic chords and – if you like – singing to accompany.
  • The latest of London’s daytime, conscious clubbing events takes place at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick. Talking and using phones is forbidden – just feel the music and improvise a dance.
  • Where in the world can you drink the best wine – from the old vines of France and Italy, or the young regions of New Zealand and Chile? The experts battle it out (and pour out some tasters).
  • Europe’s foremost street food event brings its best vendors to the ExCel centre for a free industry event of cooking masterclasses, innovative business talks and awesome suppliers.
  • Rich Mix Shoreditch hosts a slam storytelling night, which sees contestants spin a five-minute yarn. Anyone can sign up to perform, but there’s one rule: tell true stories only.
  • Three years before he died, David Bowie wrote a list of 100 books that changed his life. Music journalist John O’Connell discusses the insight it offers into the icon’s creativity.
  • Be awed by sweeping mountain landscapes and brave alpine explorers without having to feel the cold, at this climbing and adventure film festival in Holborn.
  • Can you remember one club night that didn’t end with Mr Brightside? Us neither – so you might as well sing along in style at The Blues Kitchen Brixton’s live rendition.
  • Trump-hating, Republican satirist P.J. O’Rourke dissects the US presidential primary campaign alongside Democrat commentator Lionel Shriver. Expect American insight laced with political ridicule.
  • This brewery in south-east London makes some truly fine beers. Find out how, why and – crucially – what they taste like at this event, hosted by the brewers and founders.
  • Space-based, massive multiplayer game EVE takes over Indigo at the O2 arena for the grand finale of its Invasion World Tour – an epic player-versus-player tournament followed by a party.
  • Caffeinate yourself for the multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making, which pits the world’s best AeroPressers against each other in the best-smelling contest on earth.
  • BOXPARK Wembley hosts a Sneaker Festival to show off the best in trainers, clothing and street food. Buy a stall to sell your previously loved crepes or browse for a fresh new pair.
  • The annual Russian film festival returns to ODEON Leicester Square for a week-long exploration of cinema that facilitates European collaboration with the country, plus distribution of its movies.
  • The juniper obsessives behind Gin Foundry open a bar, tasting room and bottle shop in Notting Hill for a week of themed tastings and events, before releasing their liquid advent calendar.
  • Two iconic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race dissect each episode on their podcast. Now Alaska and Willam are hosting it live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – expect hilarious commentary and gossip galore.
  • Snap truly memorable pics of central London's people, places and architecture like a pro, as a photography tutor shows you the tips and tricks you need to capture these vibrant areas on camera.
  • Emerging female poets, comedians, actors and musicians take to the stage at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for a free-entry open mic night. Get there early for a spot on the sofa.
  • Women are making themselves heard like never before. Three prominent figures – Yvette Cooper, Daisy Goodwin and Deborah Frances White – discuss some of history’s most powerful female speeches.
  • 2019’s upgrade on Fifty Shades was Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, a non-fiction tale of love and lust instantly hailed as a feminist classic. She reveals the backstory to the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman.
  • Hackney Wick’s prime craft brewers throw open the doors of Mick’s Garage for their first festival of beer, brewery tours, crafts and workshops, plus live music and DJs all day and into the night.
  • A pop-up clothes swap with a difference: you can forget about money, vouchers, tokens, labels or disappointments, because the only rule is that you have to try everything on before you take it.
  • Over 40 stalls showcase African arts and crafts, jewellery, skincare, food and more. Get there at 12pm for a film screening on the politics and history of African fabrics, plus a director Q&A.
  • Top Nigerian comedian AY heads up a side-splitting line comedy line-up at The Lighthouse Theatre, Camberwell – also one of London’s hidden gems of Art Deco architecture.
  • Dusty Knuckle is known for baking incredible bread, but they’re also masters at making awesome pasta, as you’ll see at these newly launched workshops where you’ll make and eat loads of the stuff.
  • At this Whitechapel day festival, chocolate means more than a sweet treat. Expect holistic massages, insights from a chocolate shaman, orgasmic cacao breathing, sound healing and cacao sorcery. Wow.
  • Watch one of London's top drag troupe's LipSync the living daylights out of a whole host of pop songs, with all manner of wild, weird, filthy and hilarious twists mixed in.
  • Gain enviable pottery skills at this introductory course, where you'll discover how to throw a potter's wheel (the really fun bit), as well as creating and painting pieces that you can take home.
  • There's a lot more to Japan's national tipple than you might think. This session will debunk sake myths, teach you the customs behind it and allow you to taste six different styles of the good stuff.
London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
London Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month
Collectie van Eventbrite UK
The ultimate calendar of live experiences in London today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of London's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may have missed. From unmissable gigs to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
The ultimate calendar of live experiences in London today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of London's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may have missed. From unmissable gigs to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.
  • Watch the live recording of series 3 of the cheeky comedian’s news and current affairs show at BBC HQ – tickets are free, you’ll get a free beer on arrival and laughs are guaranteed.
  • Making beautiful bouquets is an artform, but it's an artform you can learn at this workshop, where you'll use fresh seasonal flowers and pick up info about colour palettes and conditioning.
  • We all know by now that knitting is both useful and cool, so learn how to do it at this fun and friendly free session. It's open to everyone, and food and drink are available from the venue.
  • Play at being Willy Wonka for a day as you learn how to make your own artisan chocolate from the experts. You'll be taught chocolate-piping and tasting notes, before taking your beautiful bars home.
  • Witness the skills of the latest crop of 'drag graduates' at iconic London venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Each graduate will unveil a solo performance that promises to be full-on fabulous.
  • Learn how to brew the hippest drink around and explore the science behind it, taking place on a canal boat. With a kombucha cocktail you'll tour the brewery, open to the public for the first time.
  • Over 150 artists, makers and designers open their studios for a weekend to showcase painting, ceramics, photography, textiles and more, some in immersive studios. Find a bargain or just browse.
  • Strut through Soho with pop classics on your headphones and drag queen guide Ms Christina Draguleira, who’ll dish out showbiz secrets from the area that may or may not be accurate.
  • This huge celebration of all things plant-based isn't just for vegans – anyone will enjoy the thought-provoking talks from scene-leaders and chefs, workshops and a whole world of awesome food.
  • Fancy entering a shuffleboard tournament to win £2,500? You don't have to be a pro and it's also a lot of fun. Tickets include two drinks, a buffet, goodie bag and additional drink discounts.
  • Take a journey through London's West End like never before. Stroll past famous theatres singing your heart out (out loud, that is) to show tunes that have graced the stages from over the years.
  • It’s been almost four years since our beloved Bowie passed away. Honour the legendary Starman on a walking tour of his native Brixton, featuring anecdotes and song renditions performed en route.
  • The sober, daytime rave returns for a carnival-flavoured party, featuring yoga, arts and crafts, Brazilian dance, healthy food and drink and banging tunes covering reggaeton, dancehall and Latin.
  • Be the envy of your foodie friends when they find out you can make incredible sushi from this masterclass. You'll work through maki, ikura and other faves, with a bento box to take home.
  • The four-stringed wonder that is the ukulele is a versatile instrument. Learn how to play much-loved songs on it in just 90 minutes from a few basic chords and – if you like – singing to accompany.
  • The latest of London’s daytime, conscious clubbing events takes place at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick. Talking and using phones is forbidden – just feel the music and improvise a dance.
  • Where in the world can you drink the best wine – from the old vines of France and Italy, or the young regions of New Zealand and Chile? The experts battle it out (and pour out some tasters).
  • Europe’s foremost street food event brings its best vendors to the ExCel centre for a free industry event of cooking masterclasses, innovative business talks and awesome suppliers.
  • Rich Mix Shoreditch hosts a slam storytelling night, which sees contestants spin a five-minute yarn. Anyone can sign up to perform, but there’s one rule: tell true stories only.
  • Three years before he died, David Bowie wrote a list of 100 books that changed his life. Music journalist John O’Connell discusses the insight it offers into the icon’s creativity.
  • Be awed by sweeping mountain landscapes and brave alpine explorers without having to feel the cold, at this climbing and adventure film festival in Holborn.
  • Can you remember one club night that didn’t end with Mr Brightside? Us neither – so you might as well sing along in style at The Blues Kitchen Brixton’s live rendition.
  • Trump-hating, Republican satirist P.J. O’Rourke dissects the US presidential primary campaign alongside Democrat commentator Lionel Shriver. Expect American insight laced with political ridicule.
  • This brewery in south-east London makes some truly fine beers. Find out how, why and – crucially – what they taste like at this event, hosted by the brewers and founders.
  • Space-based, massive multiplayer game EVE takes over Indigo at the O2 arena for the grand finale of its Invasion World Tour – an epic player-versus-player tournament followed by a party.
  • Caffeinate yourself for the multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making, which pits the world’s best AeroPressers against each other in the best-smelling contest on earth.
  • BOXPARK Wembley hosts a Sneaker Festival to show off the best in trainers, clothing and street food. Buy a stall to sell your previously loved crepes or browse for a fresh new pair.
  • The annual Russian film festival returns to ODEON Leicester Square for a week-long exploration of cinema that facilitates European collaboration with the country, plus distribution of its movies.
  • The juniper obsessives behind Gin Foundry open a bar, tasting room and bottle shop in Notting Hill for a week of themed tastings and events, before releasing their liquid advent calendar.
  • Two iconic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race dissect each episode on their podcast. Now Alaska and Willam are hosting it live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – expect hilarious commentary and gossip galore.
  • Snap truly memorable pics of central London's people, places and architecture like a pro, as a photography tutor shows you the tips and tricks you need to capture these vibrant areas on camera.
  • Emerging female poets, comedians, actors and musicians take to the stage at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for a free-entry open mic night. Get there early for a spot on the sofa.
  • Women are making themselves heard like never before. Three prominent figures – Yvette Cooper, Daisy Goodwin and Deborah Frances White – discuss some of history’s most powerful female speeches.
  • 2019’s upgrade on Fifty Shades was Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, a non-fiction tale of love and lust instantly hailed as a feminist classic. She reveals the backstory to the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman.
  • Hackney Wick’s prime craft brewers throw open the doors of Mick’s Garage for their first festival of beer, brewery tours, crafts and workshops, plus live music and DJs all day and into the night.
  • A pop-up clothes swap with a difference: you can forget about money, vouchers, tokens, labels or disappointments, because the only rule is that you have to try everything on before you take it.
  • Over 40 stalls showcase African arts and crafts, jewellery, skincare, food and more. Get there at 12pm for a film screening on the politics and history of African fabrics, plus a director Q&A.
  • Top Nigerian comedian AY heads up a side-splitting line comedy line-up at The Lighthouse Theatre, Camberwell – also one of London’s hidden gems of Art Deco architecture.
  • Dusty Knuckle is known for baking incredible bread, but they’re also masters at making awesome pasta, as you’ll see at these newly launched workshops where you’ll make and eat loads of the stuff.
  • At this Whitechapel day festival, chocolate means more than a sweet treat. Expect holistic massages, insights from a chocolate shaman, orgasmic cacao breathing, sound healing and cacao sorcery. Wow.
  • Watch one of London's top drag troupe's LipSync the living daylights out of a whole host of pop songs, with all manner of wild, weird, filthy and hilarious twists mixed in.
  • Gain enviable pottery skills at this introductory course, where you'll discover how to throw a potter's wheel (the really fun bit), as well as creating and painting pieces that you can take home.
  • There's a lot more to Japan's national tipple than you might think. This session will debunk sake myths, teach you the customs behind it and allow you to taste six different styles of the good stuff.
  • Watch the live recording of series 3 of the cheeky comedian’s news and current affairs show at BBC HQ – tickets are free, you’ll get a free beer on arrival and laughs are guaranteed.
  • Making beautiful bouquets is an artform, but it's an artform you can learn at this workshop, where you'll use fresh seasonal flowers and pick up info about colour palettes and conditioning.
  • We all know by now that knitting is both useful and cool, so learn how to do it at this fun and friendly free session. It's open to everyone, and food and drink are available from the venue.
  • Play at being Willy Wonka for a day as you learn how to make your own artisan chocolate from the experts. You'll be taught chocolate-piping and tasting notes, before taking your beautiful bars home.
  • Witness the skills of the latest crop of 'drag graduates' at iconic London venue the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Each graduate will unveil a solo performance that promises to be full-on fabulous.
  • Learn how to brew the hippest drink around and explore the science behind it, taking place on a canal boat. With a kombucha cocktail you'll tour the brewery, open to the public for the first time.
  • Over 150 artists, makers and designers open their studios for a weekend to showcase painting, ceramics, photography, textiles and more, some in immersive studios. Find a bargain or just browse.
  • Strut through Soho with pop classics on your headphones and drag queen guide Ms Christina Draguleira, who’ll dish out showbiz secrets from the area that may or may not be accurate.
  • This huge celebration of all things plant-based isn't just for vegans – anyone will enjoy the thought-provoking talks from scene-leaders and chefs, workshops and a whole world of awesome food.
  • Fancy entering a shuffleboard tournament to win £2,500? You don't have to be a pro and it's also a lot of fun. Tickets include two drinks, a buffet, goodie bag and additional drink discounts.
  • Take a journey through London's West End like never before. Stroll past famous theatres singing your heart out (out loud, that is) to show tunes that have graced the stages from over the years.
  • It’s been almost four years since our beloved Bowie passed away. Honour the legendary Starman on a walking tour of his native Brixton, featuring anecdotes and song renditions performed en route.
  • The sober, daytime rave returns for a carnival-flavoured party, featuring yoga, arts and crafts, Brazilian dance, healthy food and drink and banging tunes covering reggaeton, dancehall and Latin.
  • Be the envy of your foodie friends when they find out you can make incredible sushi from this masterclass. You'll work through maki, ikura and other faves, with a bento box to take home.
  • The four-stringed wonder that is the ukulele is a versatile instrument. Learn how to play much-loved songs on it in just 90 minutes from a few basic chords and – if you like – singing to accompany.
  • The latest of London’s daytime, conscious clubbing events takes place at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick. Talking and using phones is forbidden – just feel the music and improvise a dance.
  • Where in the world can you drink the best wine – from the old vines of France and Italy, or the young regions of New Zealand and Chile? The experts battle it out (and pour out some tasters).
  • Europe’s foremost street food event brings its best vendors to the ExCel centre for a free industry event of cooking masterclasses, innovative business talks and awesome suppliers.
  • Rich Mix Shoreditch hosts a slam storytelling night, which sees contestants spin a five-minute yarn. Anyone can sign up to perform, but there’s one rule: tell true stories only.
  • Three years before he died, David Bowie wrote a list of 100 books that changed his life. Music journalist John O’Connell discusses the insight it offers into the icon’s creativity.
  • Be awed by sweeping mountain landscapes and brave alpine explorers without having to feel the cold, at this climbing and adventure film festival in Holborn.
  • Can you remember one club night that didn’t end with Mr Brightside? Us neither – so you might as well sing along in style at The Blues Kitchen Brixton’s live rendition.
  • Trump-hating, Republican satirist P.J. O’Rourke dissects the US presidential primary campaign alongside Democrat commentator Lionel Shriver. Expect American insight laced with political ridicule.
  • This brewery in south-east London makes some truly fine beers. Find out how, why and – crucially – what they taste like at this event, hosted by the brewers and founders.
  • Space-based, massive multiplayer game EVE takes over Indigo at the O2 arena for the grand finale of its Invasion World Tour – an epic player-versus-player tournament followed by a party.
  • Caffeinate yourself for the multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making, which pits the world’s best AeroPressers against each other in the best-smelling contest on earth.
  • BOXPARK Wembley hosts a Sneaker Festival to show off the best in trainers, clothing and street food. Buy a stall to sell your previously loved crepes or browse for a fresh new pair.
  • The annual Russian film festival returns to ODEON Leicester Square for a week-long exploration of cinema that facilitates European collaboration with the country, plus distribution of its movies.
  • The juniper obsessives behind Gin Foundry open a bar, tasting room and bottle shop in Notting Hill for a week of themed tastings and events, before releasing their liquid advent calendar.
  • Two iconic queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race dissect each episode on their podcast. Now Alaska and Willam are hosting it live at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – expect hilarious commentary and gossip galore.
  • Snap truly memorable pics of central London's people, places and architecture like a pro, as a photography tutor shows you the tips and tricks you need to capture these vibrant areas on camera.
  • Emerging female poets, comedians, actors and musicians take to the stage at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen for a free-entry open mic night. Get there early for a spot on the sofa.
  • Women are making themselves heard like never before. Three prominent figures – Yvette Cooper, Daisy Goodwin and Deborah Frances White – discuss some of history’s most powerful female speeches.
  • 2019’s upgrade on Fifty Shades was Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women, a non-fiction tale of love and lust instantly hailed as a feminist classic. She reveals the backstory to the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman.
  • Hackney Wick’s prime craft brewers throw open the doors of Mick’s Garage for their first festival of beer, brewery tours, crafts and workshops, plus live music and DJs all day and into the night.
  • A pop-up clothes swap with a difference: you can forget about money, vouchers, tokens, labels or disappointments, because the only rule is that you have to try everything on before you take it.
  • Over 40 stalls showcase African arts and crafts, jewellery, skincare, food and more. Get there at 12pm for a film screening on the politics and history of African fabrics, plus a director Q&A.
  • Top Nigerian comedian AY heads up a side-splitting line comedy line-up at The Lighthouse Theatre, Camberwell – also one of London’s hidden gems of Art Deco architecture.
  • Dusty Knuckle is known for baking incredible bread, but they’re also masters at making awesome pasta, as you’ll see at these newly launched workshops where you’ll make and eat loads of the stuff.
  • At this Whitechapel day festival, chocolate means more than a sweet treat. Expect holistic massages, insights from a chocolate shaman, orgasmic cacao breathing, sound healing and cacao sorcery. Wow.
  • Watch one of London's top drag troupe's LipSync the living daylights out of a whole host of pop songs, with all manner of wild, weird, filthy and hilarious twists mixed in.
  • Gain enviable pottery skills at this introductory course, where you'll discover how to throw a potter's wheel (the really fun bit), as well as creating and painting pieces that you can take home.
  • There's a lot more to Japan's national tipple than you might think. This session will debunk sake myths, teach you the customs behind it and allow you to taste six different styles of the good stuff.